A late goal by United States star Christian Pulisic earned AC Milan a 1-0 win at Genoa that put them top of Serie A on Saturday as striker Olivier Giroud went in goal after keeper Mike Maignan was sent off in stoppage time.
The game took a chaotic turn when Milan goalkeeper Maignan saw red for a foul on Caleb Ekuban late in stoppage time and Giroud took his spot in goal with Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson then crashing a free kick against the bar from the edge of the box.
Giroud then brilliantly denied George Puscas just before the final whistle.
Pulisic’s goal was his fourth in Serie A for Milan since his summer transfer from Chelsea.
Milan moved two points clear at the top of the table after rivals Inter Milan threw away an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Bologna earlier on Saturday.